ABERDEEN, Scotland (CelebrityAccess) The Aberdeen Football Club in Scotland has been granted permission to build a new, 20,000-capacity stadium and training complex at Kingsford, near Westhill.
Aberdeen City Council’s planning department recently pparoved the £50 million project to begin in June, according to Pan Stadia. Aberdeen FC also announced local companies have been awarded construction contracts.
“These contract awards signal the beginning of a new era,” project director Raymond Edgar said. “After 18 years in the planning, we are finally able to start work on our vision for the Club, the community and the wider region. Some of the significant economic benefits promised will be realised immediately through these contracts, which will be awarded to local companies, wherever possible.
“The North-east boasts a strong construction supply chain with the necessary skills, expertise and track-record for these works and it’s our intention to source local first. Where the expertise required is not offered locally, we will seek to find contractors from Scotland and then the rest of the UK. It may be, for example, that the principal contractor is a national firm but they will adopt the sub-contractors appointed by the Club.”
Phase one of construction will include the training pavilion, groundsman’s accommodation, and three profsessional training pitches, according to Pan Stadia.